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Stratford's Music Societies
Orchestra of the Swan
10 Central Chambers, Cooks Alley, Stratford-upon-Avon,CV37 6JQ
The orchestras home is Stratford-upon-Avon where it has a regular season of concerts in the town's Civic Hall. In addition the orchestra performs in Symphony Hall, Warwick Arts Centre and St Johns Smith Square. The orchestra performs for numerous promoters and festivals, with residencies in Cheltenham and Bedworth and was recently nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for its Rural Concerts Series.
STRATFORD CHORAL SOCIETY (Reg Charity No. 502020) was founded in 1836 and thus shares with the Huddersfield Choral Society the distinction of jointly being among the oldest in Britain. Apart from short interludes during wartime, the Society has given regular concert performances in the Stratford Town Hall, Holy Trinity Church, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Civic Hall and the Levi Fox Hall. The choir has between eighty and a hundred members and performs three or four concerts a year. A full profile, programme and information on how to join can be found at
The Stratford upon Avon Gilbert & Sullivan Society,
Icknield House, Oversley Farm
Wixford, Alcester. B49 6DD
The Stratford upon Avon Gilbert and Sullivan Society aims to provide opportunities to the people of the area to see Gilbert and Sullivan operas performed in both traditional and innovative ways.
Please look at the photographs of our recent performances. We are always looking for new talent please go to our web site for further details.
c/o The Honorary Secretary, James Little Old Schoolroom 32 Church Street Shipston on Stour Warwickshire CV36 4AP
01789 295107 or 01789 740791
The STRATFORD-UPON-AVON MUSIC SOCIETY has been promoting concerts in the town for over 40 years. As a registered charity, it engages some of the finest musicians in Britain and from further afield to perform the smaller-scale classical works of composers such as Haydn, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert as well as more contemporary pieces, including those by Bartok and Shostakovich.